Christy has been painting in oils around the Seacoast for the past 10 years. She grew up in Michigan and graduated from Denison University in 1997 with a B.A. in Studio Art and Education. She continues her education by attending local and nationwide workshops. Christy is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association, and the Newburyport Art Association. She also shows her artwork in Harbor Springs, Michigan at Belle Aquatic Gallery.
She has lived in in a few places before settling in Durham, Nh with her husband, three daughters and a couple of dogs!
“I paint because I want to preserve a moment in time that catches my attention. I am emotionally drawn to the way water reflects light and how heavy, dark, clouds float in the air or the way a cast shadow falls on the glowing snow. I challenge myself to try to find different ways to capture a familiar view. My subject matter typically focuses on joyful and colorful moments in time. Every season brings about a different composition. Painting outside is the most energizing and exhilarating way to capture a moment in time. It's also the most challenging and most satisfying way to paint. Plein air painting taunts me until I finally give in and make the best of the opportunity at hand. I will never give up. I will continue to learn, explore, and paint!”